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CSMC 2020
Canada Summer Marketing Challenge (CSMC)

Event Overview

The CSMC is a marketing competition occurring during summer, typically during July and August. In 2020, the CSMC was hosted from June 25 - August 26.  Each year, the focus of CSMC differs.

By competing in CSMC 2020, you will...

  • Launch, develop, and market a website on a niche of your choice

  •  Gain the support of a knowledgeable mentor throughout the challenge

  •  Complete a self-paced challenge (work to accommodate your schedules)

  • Walk away with key skills to add to your professional portfolio

  • Widen your network with new friends and valuable connections


Gain insight from real business executives, like a Vice President of Marketing and an Executive Director


Engage in interactive sessions about social media marketing, content strategies, and web design


University students experienced in marketing and business will guide teams along the way


Calling all high school business students!

It is time to put your skills to the test. Face off against other students in teams of five to see who can build, scale and market a website the best, on a $0 budget. As a competitor of CSMC 2020, you will also have the chance to hear from industry experts and strengthen your marketing skills. Whether you are new to business or want to hone in on your skills, join the challenge for summer 2020.


We are looking for high school students entering Grade 9 to 12 in September 2020 who are...

• Interested in marketing, business,  or entrepreneurship
• Seeking opportunities to develop relevant skills like social media marketing and web design
• Excited about working collaboratively on a fun team challenge over the summer

Please note that CSMC 2020 is over. Check back during summer for CSMC 2021!

Guest Speakers

Abdullah Snobar is responsible for the strategic direction and continued growth of both the DMZ and DMZ Ventures. Under his leadership, the DMZ was ranked as the number one university-based tech incubator in the world. Abdullah regularly appears in major media outlets and was recognized as Canada’s Top 40 Under 40.

Abdullah Snobar

Executive Director, DMZ and CEO, DMZ Ventures

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Volunteer with us if you are a university student who is...

  • A business/commerce student or has extensive business experience

  • Excited about volunteering your time to mentor ambitious youth this summer

  • Seeking to give back to high school students interested in exploring business

Please note that CSMC 2020 is over. Check back during summer to mentor for CSMC 2021!

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